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Issue 41230

Foreign Trusts IRS Penalty Notices For Late Forms

Issue Statement:

IRS instructions are unclear regarding the due date of substitute Form 3520-A. As a result taxpayers are being charged penalties for failure to file.

Goal Statement:

To correct IRS instructions to clarify the due date of substitute Form 3520-A.

TAP RECOMMENDATION

Correct both:

(1) the instructions for Form 3520, and

(2) the instructions for Form 3520-A

to make the due date of substitute Form 3520-A clear

IRS Action:Monitoring IRS Action

We will adopt the suggestion to clarify the due date for filing a substitute Form 3520-A in the Instructions for Form 3520 and the Instructions for Form 3520-A.

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